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Getting to Know The SBIR/STTR Programs: 11 Agencies; One Playlist

Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00

Each year, the 11 federal agencies that provide funding via the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)...

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Deputy Secretary Bruce Andrews Addresses Global Opportunities for U.S. Businesses in Minneapolis

Wed, 2014-11-19 18:04

 Earlier this week, Deputy Commerce Secretary Bruce Andrews traveled to Minneapolis and provided the keynote address on the Administration’s trade agenda and global opportunities for U.S. businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sectors at the Discover Global Markets Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference. The event was part of the Discover Global Markets series, which is sponsored by the International Trade Administration’s U.S.

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More than 1,200 School Superintendents Take the Future Ready District Pledge

Wed, 2014-11-19 16:05

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Earlier today, speaking to more than 100 school superintendents in the East Room of the White House, President Obama launched a new effort to assist school leaders in their transition to digital learning with the Future Ready Digital Pledge.

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Fostering Economic Development in Tribal Communities and Among Native-owned Enterprises

Wed, 2014-11-19 15:34

Today, the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and
the Economic Development Administration teamed up to launch the Tribal
Economic Development Webinar Series. Beginning on November 19, 2014, the
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the Economic Development
Administration (EDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) will host five
webinars over the course of one year. This series is designed to help tribal
leaders, tribal administrators, Native American-owned enterprises, and tribal

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Paving the Way for a New Legion of Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Wed, 2014-11-19 14:16

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews last week
spoke at the National Asian Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and
Entrepreneurship (ACE) Conference and reaffirmed the Administration’s
commitment to strengthening AAPI businesses in the U.S. and around the globe.
He showcased the Department’s wide array of programs available to help the AAPI
community successfully grow their businesses and knock down barriers in the
process.  

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Tune In: The President Addresses the Nation on Immigration Reform

Wed, 2014-11-19 13:00

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, NV.

January 29, 2013.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:41

Yesterday at the White House, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz and I got to see American innovation in action, as Pacific Gas & Electric demonstrated their new plug-in hybrid bucket truck — a utility vehicle with emissions nearly 80% lower than a conventional truck.
Not only does PG&E’s plug-in hybrid utility vehicle run cleaner, it provides up to 120 kW of exportable power — meaning that the trucks can actually be used to shorten or end power outages by plugging their reserves into the grid.

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Empowering Today’s Economy by Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Wed, 2014-11-19 11:26

Ed. Note: This is a cross post from ED's Homeroom Blog. You can find the original post here.

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PAGE Entrepreneurs in Their Own Words -- Nina Vaca

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:28

The daughter of
entrepreneurs, Nina Vaca grew up believing that entrepreneurship and civic
leadership went hand-in-hand.  

She likes to say
that she “had a front row seat to what it meant to be an entrepreneur,” working
in the family travel agency business by day and attending chamber and civic
events at night. 

Since starting
her award-winning IT services firm in 1996, Vaca has continued that legacy both
as an entrepreneur and a visible leader and advocate in the business community. 

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This Day in History: Seven Score and 11 Years Ago...

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:19

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